University Archives: Recent submissions

  • Oguntuase-Osagie, Bukola Gbemisola (Arts and ScienceBiological Sciences, 2022-12-31)
    Habitat heterogeneity which includes environmental conditions are known to increase species richness and may lead to speciation or genetic structure. This study used a combination of novel approaches to assess genetic ...
  • Cenni, Camilla; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of PsychologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Psychology, 2022)
    Several theories on the origins and evolution of instrumental object-assisted actions hold that object play facilitates tool use, through enhanced perception of an object’s properties and potential for manipulation. However, ...
  • Batta, Millie; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta.: University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2022)
    School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a shift to emergency remote learning, particularly affecting autistic students who experienced disruptions to school-based supports and social interactions. This ...
  • Almahbshi, Sara Mohamed; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Women and Gender StudiesArts and ScienceDepartment of Women and Gender Studies, 2022)
    This thesis explores Yemeni women’s political participation in the peace process in the 2014-2015 conflict. Using Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis (FCDA), this study analyzes seven interviews with women who were/are ...
  • Burke, Candace J.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2022)
    Rats emit ultrasonic vocalizations in a variety of appetitive and aversive contexts. Although the reason why these calls are emitted is yet unknown, two prominent theories exist, the affective state theory and the social ...
  • Trofimenkoff, Elizabeth Anne Mae; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2022)
    Glioblastoma is an extremely aggressive brain cancer that has a median survival time of 15 months, and a 95% mortality rate within 5 years. Standard-of-care therapy has not changed in over 15 years, and has unfortunately ...
  • Chaulagain, Rabindra Prasad; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Women and Gender StudiesArts and ScienceDepartment of Women and Gender Studies, 2022)
    This dissertation examines the narrated experiences of Nepali-speaking Bhutanese refugees from different religious groups, now residing in Southern Alberta. On average, they spent about two decades in seven refugee camps ...
  • Emerson, John Robert; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2022)
    Question generation is the parallel task of question answering, where given an input context and, optionally, an answer, the goal is to generate a relevant and fluent natural language question. Although recent works on ...
  • Sheahan, Taylor Anne; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2022)
    Synthetic biology (synbio) has emerged as a transformative scientific field with immense potential to address a wide-range of global problems. A specific sub-field of synbio utilizes cellular biomolecular machinery outside ...
  • Riddlesden, Connor David; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2022)
    There exists a significant conjecture in the local Langlands correspondence that A-packets are ABV-packets. For the case G=GLn, the conjecture reduces to ABV-packets for orbits of Arthur type being singletons, which is a ...
  • Simonis, Carolyn Dana; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2022)
    The platinum group elements (PGEs) palladium (Pd) and platinum (Pt) are introduced to aquatic ecosystems through emissions processes from industrial applications. Despite this, little is understood about the toxicity of ...
  • Velaskar, Nayan; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of New MediaFine ArtsDepartment of New Media, 2022)
    Queering Virtual Space is a project which visualizes architectural and natural environments using virtual reality software. In this thesis, I present my research on the transference of traditional media as queering ...
  • Molyneaux, Rebecca Louise; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2022)
    Within adolescent populations, correlations between cyber victimization and posttraumatic stress have been found; however, it is unknown if these experiences also occur within the general adult population. Cyber victimization’s ...
  • Bruised Head, Michael Dean; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of HistoryArts and ScienceDepartment of History, 2022)
    The Miistakis (mountains) in Paahtomahksikimi (Waterton Lakes National Park) are sacred for Niitsitapi. The experience of fasting in the mountains is what brought us our healing wisdom from thousands of years ago. When we ...
  • Turner, Cody R.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and BioChemistry, 2022)
    SINE RNAs are non-coding RNAs produced by Short Interspersed Nuclear Elements (SINEs), with SINEs of the B2 and Alu family being among the most frequent in mice and humans, respectively. Previous studies have shown ...
  • Johnsson, Quinn Nikolai; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical EducationArts and ScienceDepartment of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 2022)
    The Return to Sport protocol (RTS) requires concussed athletes to progress through a symptom-limited 6 Stage process before returning to sport. While this protocol is beneficial for managing the physical symptoms of a ...
  • Gonzalez-Peña Fundora, Dianevys; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry and BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2022)
    In the fungal phytopathogen Fusarium graminearum, the core of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascade known as the cell wall integrity (CWI) pathway is formed by Bck1 (MAPKKK), Mkk1/2 (MAPKK) and Mgv1 (MAPK). ...
  • Farahmand, Hamed; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2022-09)
    Interaction between pathogens and cannabis plants may have the potential to cause significant yield losses in commercial cannabis growth facilities. Greenhouse studies indicated that fungal pathogens have the most severe ...
  • Durocher, Isabelle; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta.: University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical EducationArts and ScienceDepartment of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 2022)
    Post-exercise energy compensation (EC) through increased energy intake (EI) leads to lower than anticipated weight reduction. This study sought to determine the mechanisms, independent of bodyweight (BW), that are involved ...
  • Guyonnet, Audrey E. M.; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2022)
    The domestication of wild Rock Pigeons (Columba livia) has formed many breeds unique in behaviour, such as homing in homing pigeons and sexual displaying in cropper pigeons. Specialised behaviours are likely facilitated ...